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1998 BMW 528i 2.8L battery light on VIN: 1BMW56789W
Hello all. Trying to repair this 528i with a battery light that remains on. Alternator seems to charge and battery voltage rises from 12.6V to 14.2V. I have substituted a good known alternator and a good known cluster to in efforts to repair and battery light ...
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2007 Chevrolet Impala LS 3.5L p0717 VIN: 2G1WB58K47
Need some help with this p0717. Viewing input speed with the Tech 2 at idle in park will read normally. If you drop it in to gear and accelerate it will read 0 until code sets and the TCM substitutes value. I connected a scope to ISS + and - and get a A/C volt...
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2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L goes in limp in mode VIN: 1B4HR28N11
came in with shift concern scan codes p0700, [...] pressure switch sense circuit error,p2706 ms solenoid circuit error. checked fluid look clean and level was full. cleared codes test drive as soon as 2-3 shift light came on and went to limp mode.iden...
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1996 Ford F800 5.9L Hydro Boost VIN: 1FDNF80CXT
I normally dont work onthese big trucks, and its freezing out side. Ant ways i have this f800 and it has a leak looks like power sterring fluid landing on the left front leaf spring. It drips over night seems like it maybe leaking between the booster and maste...
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2001 Ford Focus SE 2.0L Timing Belt Tensioner VIN: 1FAFP34P61
Vehicle has been towed in twice with loud noise from timing belt area after initial repair, (see history). Both times we have found the spring inside the timing belt tensioner broken and belt loose. First belt kit was a Conti timing belt kit with a motorcraft ...
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2001 Ford Mustang 3.8L Hesitation VIN: 1FAFP44421
Another shop changed plugs and wires and cleared codes. Car has no codes now but has a stumble up off of closed throttle. If you ease the throttle up will not stumble but if you open quickly it stumbles. Smoked intake and no leak indicated at this time. Scanne...
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2002 Honda Accord LX 2.3L Stall, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3HGCG56452
My question is, when you have P1399, P0301 and P0304, why is this caused by the distributor, or is it? I told the man to drive his car at least 100 miles, so the rings can completely seat in. So far, he has not done this. Compression has risen to 155 PSI after... Trouble codes: P1399 (p0301-), P0301 (p0304-), P0304 (testing and results)
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2004 Jaguar XJ8 4.2L master cyl. VIN: SAJWA71C64
Car came in repaired, rusted brake lines at the rear of the car near fuel tank. Bled system with pressure bleeder several times, manually bled brakes, still has a soft mushy brake pedal. Is it possible that the master cylinder failed when the brake pedal went ...
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1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4.0L rear spring VIN: 1J4FF68S4X
HI, I need a left rear, rear spring bracket for a 1999 jeep cherokee. this bracket is bolted to the frame at the rear of the car. right side is available from jeep dealer, left side is not. new or used is ok, none up here due to rot. thanks , Roland
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1994 Mercedes-Benz SL500 5.0L Door Locks VIN: WDBFA67E6R
Anyone know how to program this key fob to the vehicle? It is a single button type and I've tried different techniques that have worked for me on other makes but this one has stumped me. My concern is that this vehicle may not be receiving the signal and somet...
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2000 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L oiling VIN: WDBJF65J0Y
Hi M.B. techs I have posted about this vehicle before and solved the original timing problem. Thanks again to all. In continuing to read and learn more about this car and project, I came across a front timing cover sealing guide in Mitchell. I refers to point...
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2006 Volvo XC90 2.5T 2.5L Shift lever VIN: YV4CY59296
Hello Volvo Techs The shift lever will not go into park, only up to reverse, and the key can not be removed from the ignition lock, we noticed the the button that says "W" can not move, we took the shift cover around the she shifter and checked the contact pla...
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1997 Acura RL 3.5L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JH4KA9658V
Thank you for all the replies.This engine has hydrulic lifter and are not adjustable.Found the egr valve not closing all the way and egr port at manifold almost completelly clogged.clean egr ports and replace egr valve and car is running good. Trouble codes: P1202.
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2000 BMW 328Ci 2.8L fuel trim VIN: WBABM5344Y
Hello BMW Techs We found many vacuum leaks among them at the air mass meter intake boot,engine oil dip stick seal, disa valve and vacuum hoses under the intake manifold, corrected all of these and later we found that it needed the catalytic converters, but th... Trouble codes: P, 1189 (Fuel trim bank 2 exceeded).
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2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Classic LT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1GCHC24U17
thank you, for all your replies, unfortunally I don't have a scanner to do reprogramming and i had to send it to the dealer, thank you all,for you support and prompt response, Trouble codes: P0556.
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2007 Chevrolet Cobalt LT 2.2L Lighting VIN: 1G1AL55F57
Thanks so much everybody.As i was looking for aftermarket accesories i realized as i leaned on the seat on drivers side dash lights began to flicker.When i removed carpet under seat found wires had shorted on body floor panel.They run along a sharp corner and ...
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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring 2.4L Cruise control VIN: 3A4FY58B56
All excellent suggestions for this Chrysler product: There were no other fuse panels even though the 2005 listed one left dash. Since this was a late 2005 and decoded as a 2006, I looked anyway..Nope. No hidden fuses. Jumpered the cruise controller and the rel...
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2007 Dodge Durango SXT 5.7L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1D8HB482X7
Hi Techs, Thank you everyone.I could not find any leak so I replaced the esim.It's been 2 weeks and no comeback. thanks again Ric Trouble codes: P0457 (Evap leak).
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2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty XL 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FDWX37P14
Thank you to everyone who replied, Lots of good advise. We wanted the customer to replace the motor, due to the drive and driven gears on the hpop being 20% gone. He did not the money to replace the motor and asked to JUST have the hpop replaced. We cleaned th...
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2000 Lincoln Town Car Signature 4.6L steering box VIN: 1LNHM82W6Y
Sorry for the delay in closing this. I forgot all about it. I showed the customer the responses you gave. I performed the ball joint testing as you recommended. No binding of the ball joints or anywhere in the steering. No play either. He decided to have me re...
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL600 6.0L Soft Top VIN: WDBFA76F6W
it was open circuit at the right rear latch, corroded wire causing high resistance & causing several codes.It was a nightmare & its over with & thanks to everyone helped me with this issue
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2002 Mercedes-Benz S600 5.8L head gasket
thanks for all of the replies.What I was looking for was the proper time and if there were any special tools or tricks that I needed to know before I started this repair. Twenty hours was the consensus time and no special tools are actually needed.I was ...
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2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 3.8L Electronic Power Steering VIN: 2G2WS54274
Found out that the ebcm was bad. Customer did not want to spend the extra 1500.00 to take care of the problem. Thanks to everyone that helped out. You guys are the best!!!
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2004 Pontiac Vibe 1.8L Drive Train VIN: 5Y2SL64884
Yes i fixed this one . It ended up the alt was loose. I took the top bolt out and had a inch of play in the lower bracket. So i started taking the alt off and the lower bolt was loose. tightened the bolt and all was well
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2008 Porsche Cayenne 3.6L MIL Lamp on VIN: WP1AA29P98
New Fuel Pumps took care of the problem, customer had the vehicle more than 3 days & its all good
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2004 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L no start VIN: WVWSR61J54
THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP, I HAD TO GO BACK AND RETIME THE ENGINE. IT WAS OFF. THE REASON FOR MISSING THE MARKS THE FIRST TIME WAS THE TIMING TOOL KIT WE HAVE HAS TWO DIFFERENT CRANK STOPS IN IT AND I USED THE WRONG ONE. THEY WERE NOT NUMBERED SO GUEST AT IT. L...
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